Last updated: July 5, 2019.

Here’s the P2P bus schedule and fares for the following routes: NAIA TO NUVALI, NUVALI TO NAIA, and ROBINSONS TAGAPO TO NAIA and NAIA to ROBINSONS TAGAPO.

I live in Laguna, south of Manila. As much as I love being a so-called Southerner, it comes with a lot of challenges too. My work requires me to travel to different places, so I usually find myself being whisked off from one place to another. More often than not, my travels involve plane rides and episodes of rushing to and from the airport. Living in the south, you’d think it would be a lot easier for me since the airport is located in, well, the south, but that is not always the case.

For example, when getting home from the airport, there are fewer transportation options available. Taxis and Grab are expensive. Taking public transportation involves multiple transfers, which can be a hassle especially when I have heavy bags in tow. For those living in Manila, Makati, and Quezon City, there was always UBE Express, a point-to-point bus service. But for the longest time, there were no P2P routes that connected the airport directly to Alabang or Laguna. Thankfully, things finally changed! UBE Express has expanded to include Alabang and Santa Rosa, Laguna!

UBE Express is the first ‘P2P’ bus company to roll out in Metro Manila. It operates point-to-point buses that are equipped with free Wi-Fi, GPS, and CCTV. Besides lessening the amount of travel time by skipping several stops, the fleet boasts enough space for the luggage and accessibility for the physically-challenged passengers.

UBE Express Pickup and Drop Off Points

  • NAIA Terminal 1: Arrival area
  • NAIA Terminal 2: Arrival area, Bay 17
  • NAIA Terminal 3: Arrival area, Bay 10 Arrival area
  • NAIA Terminal 4: In front of the terminal

Note that the bus will stop NOT in the above order. As the biggest and busiest, Terminal 3 is often the first and last stop. They then pass by the other terminals very quickly. Terminal 4 is a drop off stop only. If you’re coming from Terminal 4, you must first make your way to Terminal 3.

IMPORTANT! Each timetable section below indicates the last time it was updated. Although we try to do our best, we cannot guarantee that the info below is up-to-date all the time. We only rely on the timetables released by UBE Express and posted at public spaces. We still strongly encourage you to call UBE Express directly for the current schedules.


NAIA to NUVALI / NUVALI to NAIA

Fare: P190

Nuvali Pickup and drop off point: Ayala Malls Solenad at Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna.

Last updated: July 4, 2019.

Travel time: In our experience, 2 hours. The first hour was from NAIA to SLEX Sta Rosa Exit, which was surprisingly fast. But it took us another full hour to get from Sta. Rosa to NUVALI because of the terrible traffic jam. We traveled at around 5:30pm on a weekday. But I would still suggest you add more time allowance.


NAIA to ROBINSONS STA. ROSA (TAGAPO) / ROBINSONS TAGAPO TO NAIA

Fare: P190

Last updated: July 4, 2019


Important Reminders

  • Allow some lead time, especially if you have a flight to catch. This is Metro Manila. Every schedule is tentative and you’ll never know what’s going to happen on the road. Be at the airport at least 2 hours before a domestic flight or 3 hours for international.
  • Do not try to alight other than the designated stops. These buses WILL NOT stop to pick up or drop off passengers elsewhere.
  • Don’t expect the buses to arrive or leave on time. There are many factors affecting it. Traffic conditions make it hard to stick to the timetable. TripAdvisor also has records of complaints about long waits and deviation from the schedule. They also seem to not follow the schedule strictly.
  • Schedule may change without prior notice. They seem to make changes to the schedule every now and then but don’t update their online channels. If you want to be sure, call their office directly.
  • Always contact UBE Express before your trip. Or download their Android app to get their latest timetable. The app is down as of this writing though.

This post is a work in progress. We’ll be updating this as we get more information. If you have something to add to this post, let us know in the comments section below.


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Comments

  1. Jhun Cruz says:

    Nuvali is not in Tagapo nor in Balibago Complex. It is in Nuvali along Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road.

  2. Melba V Tutor says:

    Hi. I couldn’t find the NAIA-Sta Rosa route in the UBE website. Is this route now operational? Thanks

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Melba, yep, it’s been operational since November 8.

      Their website hasn’t been updated in a loooong time.

  3. Danny Tanael says:

    What about extending UBE Services up to Calamba? UBE Bus may travel directly to Calamba, to San Pedro tollways and or South Woods tollway to drop and collect passengers from Calamba, Cabuyao, Sta. Rosa, Binan, Pacita Complex in San Padro Laguna, Bus may exit to Southwoods and or San Pedro Tollgate? Or vice versa by entering San Pedro tollgate passing the old national Highway to the same drop/pick-up points to Calamba and then exit to Calamba tollgate directly to the NAIA…

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      That’s a great idea. Helpful din yan sa mga taga-Batangas kasi it’s easy to get to Batangas from Calamba. Sana magkaroon in the future.

    • Chai Atayde says:

      The concept of P2P is to encourage the terminals, not like the old style where any person can be picked up just about anywhere. It would no longer be effective if you were to use these suggested routes.

  4. Michael L says:

    IN regards to the Robinsons, Tagapo to NAIA service schedule, there is a signboard posted where the bus would stop, out front of the Robinsons closer to the Shell Gasoline station. I saw it today as I passed in a jeep. From the looks of things it has a schedule posted but as I’m only passing by I couldn’t see the figures.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Thanks for sharing, Michael. We’ll try to visit the sites soon to get the data nung papuntang airport. Di pa lang makahanap ng time.

    • Edgar says:

      I only ask if there is an operation on the whole day of January 1, 2019.
      NIAA TO ROBINSONS TAGAPO STA ROSA LAGUNA..
      Thanks a lo4

  5. Joy Lontoc says:

    Hi, may I know where in Starmall Alabang is the bus located. Is it within the compound? Thank you.

  6. Ros Farol says:

    I live in The Nuvali area and took a snapshot of the updated departure times from Solenad. This was of April 11, 2019.
    There is one time change; they also added a late departure. The current schedule from Nuvali Solenad Mall area to NAIA is:

    2:30 a.m.
    5:00 a.m.
    10:00 a.m.
    3:00 p.m.
    8:00 p.m.
    12:00 MD

    Sorry, but I couldn’t add a photo here. Thanks for your past info!

  7. violeta Balaoing Conoza says:

    okay pa po ba sa araw na ito ang 12 mignight schedule nila from Nuvali to NAIA T3? May maibibigay po ba kayong number na pwedeng tawagan? may flight po kasi ako ng 4:55 am fri (bukas). salamat po

  8. Macoy says:

    Yes. We saw it in NUVALI, there was a schedule of 12MN and next is 2:30am NUVALI to NAIA. We forgot to took a picture of the new schedule signage.

  9. Deynata cherrymae says:

    Hi,my schedule po ba kau ng pauwi from terminal 1 to nuvali on june 23.at exact 12midnight?tnx for reply

  10. jed says:

    I hope they will extend the P2P services to Calamba. This will reduced the cost of hiring cars or vehicles in fetching and sending off relatives from Calamba. It will also reduce the number of cars and vehicles entering Metro Manila.

  11. Alvin says:

    Hello, manggagaling ako sa NAIA terminal 1 at uuwi ng Laguna. Nabasa ko sa post na hihinto sa Terminal 1, 2, 3 at 4 ang bus galing Solenad.

    Tanong ko lang kung pwede ba akong sumakay sa P2P Bus galing Solenad na nagbababa ng pasahero s Terminal 1 para mkarating ako sa Terminal 3? Magkano ang mgiging pamasahe mula Terminal 1 to Terminal 3?

    Kung sakaling makasakay ako pagkalabas s terminal 1 s P2P bus galing Solenad, yun na rin b ang bus na sasakyan ko pauwi ng Laguna o kailangan kong lumipat ng Bus going to Solenad pgdating s Terminal 3?

    Sorry sa madaming tanong, gusto ko lang malaman ng malinaw ang mga dapat kong sakyan.

    Advance thanks sa sasagot s mga tanong q.

  12. Rey elmedulan says:

    Heloo mam ask lng po ako if my time po ba kau na 9:am galing po sa robinson sta.rosa to NAIA po? Tnx po!

  13. Flordelisa Delos santos says:

    Hello po.
    May contact number po ba ube express nuvali?

  14. Mark Jayson Ofiana says:

    Hi just wanted to know if may schedule s August 22 s Robinson sta rosa ng 630am? Thanks and Godbless

  15. Mailyn Dalisay says:

    Hello ask ko lang po if my sched sa Sept.8 sa Robinson Sta.Rosa ng 9am or 11:30am?thankyou and Godbless po.

  16. calyn agno says:

    Gud am po matanong q po sana kung manggaling po sa naia3 to Robinson state Rosa saan po b nkalocate ang p2p bus sa terminal 3 going Robinson sta Rosa. Sa lunes npo flight q papuntang manila tnx. Pls I need your guide.thank you

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